Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sailing Away....

Julie over at Paper and Such Designs blog had a sketch challenge this week. Since I just go this Stampin' Up image, I decided to combined it with Deb's Last But Not Least challenge to create a card with a nautical theme

A few pieces of  Costco DP later and I was good to go :)  I made a Sailor's Knot for the bottom and anchored it (no pun intended LOL!) with the jumbo brads (that was a tricky adventure, let me tell you!).  Some twine up top and a star with the sentiment and I was done like dinner.

Our school is part of a district track meet today and I'm hoping the rain will hold off and my son does well in his event :)   Always a long day, but so much fun to see all the kids competing individually and as a school.  Last year we finished in the top three so we'll see how we fair this year.

Back tomorrow with my Inkspirations card.





Challenges Entered:
Simon Says - Masculine Card
Sparkles Forum - Use Something Metal
Little Miss Muffet - Use A Metal Embellishment
Stamp Something Sentimental - Sentiment On Your Card
The ABC Challenge - Variety



What's In It?
Stamps: (SU) Sail Away, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Costco DPs, Black
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Sizzex Star Die, Twine, Jumbo Brads, Half Pearls, DImensionals

30 comments:

Sue Kohler said...

stunning Marisa!! love the bright colours and your sailors knot is awesome! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is awesome girl!
LOVE that sailor's knot you created!!! FUN!

Emily Keaton said...

What an awesome masculine card, Marisa! Nautical cards like this really speak to me for some reason. I LOVE that sailor's knot. Looks great!! My son has is field day today, too. Luckily all the bad weather blew thru here yesterday, so they should have a great day. I hope the track meet goes well today and that you have fun rooting for your son!!! Good luck :)

TannyP said...

That knot is gorgeous! What a fabulous card, Marisa =)

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Excellent job with that knot! I have tried dual twine and struggled forever! It looks awesome with the 3 and the brads.

Denise Willerton said...

Marisa, this card is absolutely fabulous, I haven't even inked mine yet ~ yikes!!!! I'd better get creating! have a wonderful day!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You made that sailors knot??? That is AWESOME Marisa! LOVE this card!

Maureen said...

very cool sailor's knot!! And I love the pun, keep it! This is a perfect Father's Day card :)

Maureen said...

oh, hoping for blue skies for you...we have our district's today as well. My class will be INSIDE at the gymnastics club, though! Enjoy!

Vickie Z said...

Love the image without coloring... Perfect!! Great colors and wow for the knot!!

Katina said...

Fantastic Marisa! Love the sailors knot and the twine. Fab nautical colurs too. xx

Ann Schach said...

Love the sailor's knot, Marisa! It adds so much to an already fabulous card!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a fantastic masculine card Marisa!! I LOVE that sailboat...so crisp and clean! And your sailor's knot...I'm jealous!! I have no clue how to make one of those. And I love how you anchored it down with the large eyelets.

btw...thanks for the link to Jackie's cows. Too, too cute!! But would you really tattle on me that I don't own a cow image? I promise...no tilted image next time. :)

Crafty Lynz said...

This is lovely. love the knot!

Thanks for joining us at SFC this fortnight.

Why not come and join Sparkles Forum. A great place with lots of crafty chatter and lots of fun, as well as challenges and swaps. Hope to see you there.
www.sparkles-forum.forumotion.co.uk/

Hugs, Lynsey

Christina said...

Wow, Marisa, this is one incredible masculine card! I've been admiring this image, and it pairs perfectly with that amazing sailor's knot!

Nance said...

WOWZERS, look at that sailor's knot!! Do you have a past life we don't know about coz I think you've been on a few decks to tie a knot like that. Love this card Marisa--great use of the stamp and I love how the black mat picks up the black ink--one FAB card, my friend. ((hugs))

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, this is fantastic!!! Love the colors, the image, & that knot is da bomb :)

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! Great design and the real nautical knot is too cool! Great card!

ChristineCreations said...

Your sailors knot is just gorgeous...such a beautiful nautical creation!

Benzi said...

OMG, Marisa....this is a favorite of mine. I love that image and your awesome paper which just couldn't have been more perfect. Great job with the jumbo brads and twine, too.

Hope your son did well at the track event.

dj said...

Gorgeous!! I absolutely love the nautical knot at the bottom!! What a great perfect creation for a masculine card!! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!!

www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

dj said...

Awesome....you nautical knot at the bottom is fantastic!! An excellent creation for a masculine card. Thanks so much for playing along with my Last But Not Least Challenge!

www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness I love this. That sailors knot is perfect for this card. I bet it was an adventure trying to anchor it. Great job. Hope your son did well.

Katja said...

This card is really great! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and i hope to see your creations again for other challenges...

Greetings,
Katja (Little Miss Muffet Design Team Member)

Julie said...

Love this Marisa. Great job with that image, colors and love the sailors knot!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such.

JenMarie said...

WOW! Fabulous! So glad you played along at Paper and Such!!

Jackie Thomas said...

What a striking card Marisa. I love the knot at the bottom. Very clever indeed. Thank you for sharing and joining us in this weeks ABC Challenge.
Hugs Jackie

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers...this is FABULOUS and boy, am I kicking myself for not ordering this stamp at stamp club this past Saturday! LOVE your sailor's knot and the way you "anchored" it - you are rockin' the mojo!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful masculine card, awesome job with the knot also. I can't ever get them to work for me. My fingers just don't do the right thing. :0)
Sounds like you are gearing up and ready for summer also. I haven't been able to comment on blogs for almost 2 weeks. EEK... Trying to catch up today. I am tired of sitting here already. ha ha kidding!

Dawny P said...

What a fabulous card chick - love your wonderful design and the colours you used are brill, as is that knot. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and hugest of apols for being late stopping by - major techie probs - :( Hugs, Dawny x